Helping new ports and fixes into MacPorts

Kevin Ballard eridius at
Thu Mar 15 12:52:07 PDT 2007

On Mar 15, 2007, at 11:48 AM, Steve Purcell wrote:

> I submitted a new Portfile to Trac, and wondered by what process it  
> might (hopefully) go from an Enhancement there to the main port  
> archive.  There's a guide for new committers, but nothing similar  
> for new maintainers/contributors.
> The ticket in question is this one:

The old process was, create a ticket, email this list or the dev  
list. Someone would deal with it. Recently we added a milestone New  
Ports. There's no official documentation to this nature, but I would  
posit that an appropriate new process is create a ticket, make sure  
it's set to the milestone New Ports. Periodically other committers  
and I should go through the New Ports milestone and check the  
submissions, committing Portfiles if they're acceptable.

That said, if you have an update to a port, assign it to the  
Available Ports milestone and email this list. There are far too many  
tickets open against portfiles that will eventually end up in  
Available Ports for us to really monitor it for new tickets.

> Also, I believe I fixed a defect in a further ticket, but have no  
> means of reassigning that ticket to the maintainer of the port in  
> question (mww):

Looks like pipping reassigned it for you, though I would recommend  
emailing mww about it directly - Trac currently isn't sending any  
emails except to people in the CC field, so if he's not reading this  
thread he doesn't know the ticket has a fix.

Oh, and in the future you can simply attach your diff as a file  
attachment rather than embedding it in text.

Kevin Ballard
eridius at

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